Friends experimented with a variety of impression-making materials and clay. Using picture frames, fabric, straw mats, papers, tools, and more, we made beautiful clay tiles.
Lucy and Mac experiment with straw matting: Lucy - It makes it flatter. Mac - It makes it have impressions.
Alex - I'm slicing it into rhythms. Joci - Anything can make an impression. Ellee - Anything? Not your face! (to Joci) Your clay impression looks like a constellation (fabric impression). Look, my hands are making an impression. (to Joci) Where did you get this (Jolly Roger fabric)? It may be scary but it's soft.
In the mini-studio, children made trading cards by drawing or painting on a small card, then placing it inside a plastic sleeve for safe-keeping, like baseball cards. (Carl inspired this project with the baseball cards he brought to school recently!) Children had the opportunity to trade cards with a friend, or to keep their cards. The picture above shows a variety of cards made by Bruno.
Ghost trading card by Bruno
Cassius and Bruno worked together at this table for a long time. Cassius made a giant snake card, and several others.
At second meeting, we took a look at the large variety of trading cards. We found out how friends were trading throughout the day. Alex traded his snowman card for Jay's bridge card. Hadley traded with both Grace and Willa. We hope to continue trading tomorrow!